A Christmas letter to Bernie

Dear Bernie

My sweet, sweet boy!  What a year 2017 has been!

Ten months ago, you entered our lives and it has felt like a magical whirlwind ever since.  I can’t even remember what life was like or what I was like before you.

When I was carrying you I would often imagine what our lives would look like with another little person living in the house with us and what our lives would become.  Another person to fill the house with noise and laughter, another person to cuddle and kiss and another person to make memories with.  You have honestly surpassed all my expectations.  Yes, there have been tough times and times where I would question myself and not know the answer or what to do.  Safe to say I feel like I have been winging it a lot of the time and I think, so far, I have done a good job.  I hope you agree!

You have taught me so much about life and about myself. 

You have taught me that life is precious, unexpected, wondrous, unpredictable, joyful and terrifying all at the same time.  You have taught me that I don’t always have control over everything…and that is ok!  That the small things can mean so much and the big things aren’t always all that important.

You have taught me that I have a lot of power within myself;  to be the better person and exercise self-control; to stress less (though Mummy often fails miserably on this point, she is trying!); to laugh more; to see things in a new light; to be a healthier version of me; to exercise patience and self-sacrifice when the need calls for it; that my wants and wishes aren’t the most important thing but that my needs and self-care do need attention so that I can be the best Mummy to you, my dear boy!

You have reached so many milestones already and I am so incredibly proud of you.  I know you will keep exceeding all my expectations and I can’t wait for what 2018 has to bring.

But first let’s enjoy our very first Christmas together as Santa is nearly on his way!

Your forever adoring

 Mummy xxx

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